Spanish comics

Spanish comics are the comics of Spain. Comics in Spain are usually called historietas or cómics, with tebeos primarily denoting the magazines containing the medium. Tebeo is a phonetic adaptation of TBO, a long-running (1917–1983) Spanish comic book magazine, and sounds like "te veo" ("I see you").

Spanish comics
Earliest publications1917
PublishersEditorial Bruguera
Editorial Valenciana
Ediciones Metropol
Norma Editorial
Robot Comics
PublicationsTBO
Pulgarcito
Mort & Phil
El Víbora
Carpanta
CreatorsIbañez
Escobar
Vázquez
Jan
Max
Series"Capitán Trueno"
"Superlópez"
"Zipi y Zape"
"Anacleto, agente secreto"
"Las hermanas Gilda"
LanguagesSpanish
Catalan
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Two publishing houses — Editorial Bruguera and Editorial Valenciana — dominated the Spanish comics market for most of its history.

Spanish artists have traditionally worked in other markets reaching great success, either in the American (e.g., Eisner Award winners Sergio Aragonés, Salvador Larroca, Gabriel Hernández Walta, Marcos Martín or David Aja), the British (e.g., Carlos Ezquerra, co-creator of Judge Dredd) or the Franco-Belgian one (e.g., first Fauve d'Or winner Julio Ribera or Blacksad authors Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido).

The Spanish market is also known for its many studios, which for a long time - relatively cheaply and quickly - have had material produced mainly for other European countries.


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